On Tuesday, Kevan contributed to the discussion on Children and Mental Health Services in Westminster Hall.

Kevan stated that: “The point about finance is important in mental health. That point has been made over the years not only in respect of adult services, but in respect of children’s services, and it has been made again today. Having the proper workforce is also important. I do not want to relegate those two issues because they are very important in this debate, but the other thing that often does not get spoken about is having a proper pathway into a service, which is a mess at the moment, partly as a result of reorganisations in the health service. We have also had cuts to local authorities and they can no longer afford to fund voluntary sector organisations.”

Kevan then called on the Government to introduce clearer pathways for those accessing mental health services, as “clearer pathways will alleviate the strain felt by CAMHS and the NHS, and create a network of local support organisations that better cater to those accessing services.”

For Kevan’s full speech, please see the link below: